Wednesday, October 5, 2022


Do you carry a portable generator with you in your RV?

Do you bring along a portable generator with you on your RV travels? We know that many people do. Some, motorhome owners in particular, have generators, but they are built into their rigs. So we’re not talking about these folks.

With so many RVs these days dependent on 110 current to power appliances and other devices, a generator can come in very handy.

So what about you? Portable generator or not?

Why exists and where you fit in: “RVs don’t break down. RV roofs do not leak.”


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Leslie Smith
6 months ago

Yes, but I seldom use it. I also have solar which works about 99% of the time.

Captain Gort
6 months ago

I always travel with my little, lightweight and quiet Honda EU-1000. And every once in a while, I really need it!

6 months ago

We voted in the poll. Since we boondock 8 months LTVA near Yuma, we use our two companion 2200W Honda genny’s (always carried in the back of our truck locked up under the cover) with no noise, smell, mess or fuss when we want to run our microwave. Otherwise we have solar panels and propane that operates everything else.

6 months ago

Yes a portable as I don’t have a built in. Not sure the last response belonging in the question as it specifically as if you carry a portable generator.

6 months ago

Reservations being what they are now days, we have a 4500 watt electric start I carry on trips we are unsure we’ll find a pole available on our route between the reservations we are able to make.

6 months ago

Built-in Genny, but mostly use portable Solar panels for our use

Jonathan Schloo
6 months ago

Our Airstream trailer has 5 big solar panels on it but often we are in shady campsites or its raining, etc., and solar is useless. So I invented the, which is a pure sine wave inverter in a patented fully weatherproof easy to use package. For the few times we need a generator, we just start our tow vehicle, attach our CarGenerator, and plug in the shore power cord and the factory power system charges our trailer just as if it was plugged into a campground. We tow with an SUV so we don’t have space to store a big smelly gas generator and a bunch of gas cans. We also use this for the occasional time we need backup power in our house to run our home gas furnace, fridge, computers, etc…

Sharon L Boehmer
6 months ago

no poll, but yes, we carry a 3500w inverter generator. have used it a few times, Feb 21′ in Texas deep freeze, to run ac unit on extremely hot travel days and for a day when power pedestal at campsite died and electrician was unavailable until next day.

6 months ago

No poll to click on.

6 months ago

I pack a 2000 watt gas generator that I only use for emergencies. I also pack a 120-volt battery charger to use only for emergencies to charge the RV batteries. I rarely use them.

Cheryl Robinson
6 months ago

Yes we always carry our portable generator with us. There was no poll to click on.

6 months ago

No generator. We’ve never missed one with the combination of solar and propane.

lynda phillips
6 months ago

We do have a generator, but hardly ever use it. We have 700 watts of solar power on the roof and a 3000
watt inverter. So much easier than using our generator.

6 months ago

Jackery 500 and a portable solar panel. No noise!

Marc Stauffer
6 months ago

Both a solar and a propane/gas generator.

Cheri Sicard
6 months ago

I don’t see the poll, but I carry a solar generator.

Tony Grigg
6 months ago

YES! It saved our butts in last winter’s ‘Big Freeze’ in south Texas. Unexpected weather is to be expected.

6 months ago

No poll here

richard forlani
6 months ago

no…solar is the way to go….could not open poll

Jim Knoch
6 months ago

Yes, If we are unsure if site will have 120V power or if we will have to boondock someplace, I keep my little Predator 3500 inverter at the ready. I normally carry it in the bed of my truck rather than the trailer. Since I have available payload in the truck, this saves me from having to adjust the WD Hitch and anchoring the gennie down in the trailer.